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What does Melaine mean?

Melaine Pronunciation of Melaine [melaine] as a girls' name is of Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Melaine is "black, dark". Melaine is a version of Melanie (Greek).

Associated with: greek, black.


23 alternative forms via Melanie: Malaney, Malanie, Mela, Melaina, Melainey, Melana, Melanee, Melaney, Melani, Melania, Melaniya, Melanney, Melannie, Melany, Mellanie, Melli, Mellie, Melloney, Mellony, Meloni, Melonie, Melonnie and Melony.

Creative forms:
(female) Malaine, Melaire, ..

(male) Melaile, Melaion, ..

Middle name pairings:
Melaine Margaret (M.M.), ..

How popular is Melaine?

Melaine is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3019 out of 4276, Top 71%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Melaine entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #1599 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Melaine name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Melaine outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Melanie (#80 in 2015), Melany (#485), Melani (#1746), Melony, Melonie, Mellie and Melania are the prominent variation forms of Melaine. Adoption of these forms of Melaine was widespread 5 decades ago (adoption of 0.37%) and is almost as widespread today (adoption 0.31%, 16.7%). Melanie is the clear favorite, though Melany has become popular as well over time, while Mellie is now less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Melaine, Melani, Melania, Melanie, Melany in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mellie, Melonie, Melony in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Melanie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Melaine is alike in pronunciation to Melene, Meline and Mylene. Other suggested similar names are Alaine, Allaine, Blaine, Celine, Delaina, Delaine, Delainey, Delainy, Delane, Delayne, Delcine, Delfine, Deline, Delline, Delsine (see Dulce), Elaine, Ellaine, Felmine, Helaina, Helaine, Jalaine, Jeraine, Jolaine, Julaine, Kalaine, Leraine, Madelaine, Malana, Malina, Mallina, Meleana, Meleena, Melina, Melinde (see Melinda), Melise, Mellina, Melusine, Melvie, Melvina, Melvine, Merline, Milana, Raelaine, Seline, Trelaine, Zelaina and Zeline. These names tend to be less commonly used than Melaine.

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